Month: August 2020

Lord Chancellor accepts unlawfulness of new Legal Aid scheme for immigration and asylum appeals

The Lord Chancellor has accepted, in response to a claim for judicial review, that the making of the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 was unlawful on the basis that the consultation process had been inadequate and that he had failed to comply with the Tameside duty of inquiry. The regulations established a new […]

High Court dismisses grounds for claim against Halal meat charity

The High Court has found that a claim brought against HMC (UK) Ltd, a Muslim charity which monitors and certifies non-stunned Halal fresh meat products sold by butchers and other outlets in the UK, disclosed no reasonable grounds. A Halal butcher purporting to represent a large number of others brought a claim against the charity […]

Sikh Federation (UK) granted Judicial Review over 2021 Census

The Sikh Federation (UK) has been granted permission to bring a Judicial Review in the High Court, arguing that the decision to exclude a tick box option for Sikh ethnic origin in the forthcoming 2021 Census is unlawful. The case, brought by Amrik Singh Gill, Chair of the Sikh Federation (UK) has the support of over 150 Gurdwaras and […]

First ever investment claim against Sudan discontinued

The first ever investment case brought against Sudan has been discontinued at the joint request of the parties. The claimant, Mr Dagher, claimed compensation as Sudan had allegedly frustrated his investment in the telecom sector. His claims were based on two bilateral investment treaties (BITs), between Sudan and Lebanon and between Sudan and Jordan respectively. […]